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 Post subject: Whats the best impromptu,close up dvd/book?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:23 am 
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Hi,was just wondering what people think are the best book(s)/dvd(s) for learning impromptu,close-up magic with cards and/or everyday objects i.e.tricks that require no set-up/preparation/gimmicks/gaffed equipment etc.?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:29 am 
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Welcome to the Penguin forums.

Greg Wilson has some great stuff. I highly recommend "Off the Cuff" and "On the Spot".


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:55 am 
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Thanks.are these all completely impromptu tricks that can be done with stuff that people can just give you if you ask 4 it?What about stuff like Tom Mullica Impromptu..,the Apocalypse books by harry lorayne?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:39 am 
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Like he said On The Spot is a good impromptu dvd. Everything on their is completely impromptu and is great. I highly recomend it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:46 pm 
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Martin Gardner has a "impromptu" book on preciely that subject I beleive.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:53 am 
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is on the spot better than off the cuff?has any one seen tom mullicas dvd impromptu magic made easy?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:04 am 
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jasonelkin wrote:
is on the spot better than off the cuff?has any one seen tom mullicas dvd impromptu magic made easy?

On the Spot is a two DVD set. Therefore, it has more on it. However, both DVDs are a must. I would say, first try Off the Cuff. That should, hopefully, justify also getting On the Spot. I also recommend Greg Wilson's "In Action" series. I haven't seen Tom Mullica's DVD.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:52 pm 
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does anyone know where to get a copy of Martin Gardners book "encyclopedia of impromptu magic"?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:53 pm 
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may mentor sugested that for me, and it turns out its out of print....however, I think you can find it for places like amozon for $150


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:04 pm 
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thats a bit steep.i'm lookin for close-up book and dvds that teach stuff thats completely impromptu and requires no setup what so ever.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:25 pm 
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MindGuy wrote:
Martin Gardner has a "impromptu" book on preciely that subject I beleive.
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Sadly, out of print, I think...unless you want to buy the $300 "deluxe" edition. :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:31 pm 
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jasonelkin wrote:
thats a bit steep.I'm lookin for close-up book and dvds that teach stuff thats completely impromptu and requires no setup what so ever.


Kind of hints at the name impromptu.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:26 pm 
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i really like Jay sankey´s anytime anywhere DVD. acouple of the 30 moves aren´t to good but the rest are great.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:48 pm 
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Really? Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic is out of print? That's too bad! I was meaning to pick that up. Quentin Reynolds actually says in his DVD that he got many of the moves in his routine from that book.


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